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Fattest Day Ride – Pagan Bike Chicanery at Levis

Shortly after launching the #fattestdayride celebration, I started to think about what I should do to celebrate the Solstice. I thought that a pagan weekend of bike chicanery at Levis sounded like a good plan for what mi amigo, Erv Spanks reminded me is the third fat-bike holiday on the calendar. I somehow managed to […]

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Stashers Bag Review by Andy Amstutz

Bags…Bags…get ya bags here.  I have fallen in love with bags on my bikes.  What used to be a simple “under the saddle” bag with a tube, tire lever, multi-tool and maybe some CO2, has evolved into carrying keys, phones, pumps, snacks and oh, maybe, just possibly, a few adult beverages for the mid-ride social […]

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Niche Bike News – Klunkers – Gravel – Wide Drops – Birds – Film – Contest

Simple #klunkybuttsauce If you wanna know the truth behind the core motivation behind this new NBN series, then you need to look no farther than the bicycle in the photo above. Do you klunk? Are you at least klunk curious? I’ve been a fan of curved tubed bikes like this since I was a kid […]

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UK Packrafting Meet Up

John ‘Climber’, one of Fat-bike,com’s friends decided it would be a great idea to get people who are packraft curious together in North Wales, UK. Luckily for me the venue was just a 1 hour drive away which was on the shores of Bala lake. However the attraction of trying out packrafts attracted people from […]

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Reader’s Ride(s) – JP’s Ti REEB DonkaDonk 

JP gets REEB’ed  by  JP Syverud  Well, it finally happened.  My dream has finally come true.  I got REEB’d!  I have always wanted to have a custom fat bike built just for me. I sold a few bikes and other things lying around the house just to gather enough acorns to get this thing built.  Be warned, this isn’t for the faint of heart.  It took some sacrifice, but in the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Grand Falls on the Dead River

  This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is from one of our long-time amigos, Tom McDonald. I found this shot in my Wallpaper Folder from last year’s images, yet I knew we had never published this particular image. We’ve shared quite a few of Tom’s photographs over the years and Tom won a photo contest that we ran […]

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Moons Over My Chamois – July

We premiered the Moons Over My Chamois series last month and we’re back with episode deux.  We asked our crew of twenty-some bike black ribbon test pilots two questions. This way, when you read a review written by one of these rugged individualists, you’ll know a little bit more about what makes them tick. So […]

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Black Ribbon Fat Foto – South Africa

  This week’s Foto Gordo presentation comes from South Africa! Dave Caravias owns a fat-bike, shark dive, guest house operation down there and the pictures on their web-site look amazing! Check it out at www.fatbiketours.co.za. Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming hard drive. Send your pics and videos […]

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The Black Ribbon Bike Hour – Show #1 – with Special Guest Wanda Kennedy

The Black Ribbon Bike Hour is a new podcast that rubs the seedy underbelly of bicycle counter culture. Our new show breaks through the fat & fabulous, to include all sorts of bicycle hi-jinks. In preparation for these situations, we’ve sought out bicycle weirdos, for decades and,over time, the Bike Black Ribbon Society expanded (like a virus). About […]

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